Awareness is the first and most important step in the development process. We help leaders gain self-awareness through the use of the most validated and predictive assessments on the market. We improve personal and business performance through focused coaching engagements that clarify goals, optimize the leader’s unique potential, help achieve development objectives and elevate team performance.
Hogan Personality Assessments
Hogan’s leadership assessments, along with our feedback and coaching process, give leaders a clear understanding of their performance capabilities, challenges, and core drivers and provides them with the strategic self-awareness that makes good leaders great.
Founded in 1987, Hogan was the first to demonstrate personality’s impact on organizational success and has pioneered the use of personality assessments to improve workplace performance. Hogan’s assessments measure strengths, weaknesses, values and approach to problem solving. As a result of Hogan’s years of research and validation, their tool acts as a proxy for a 360 degree feedback report in that it measures reputation versus self perception.
Why Reputation Matters
You can think about personality in two ways: identity and reputation. Most assessments on the market measure identity—a self-assessment of who you think you are. In contrast, Hogan measures personality in terms of reputation—who others think you are. Reputation is far more consequential in the world of work because your career trajectory is based upon how others evaluate you. Moreover, reputation is a superior way to measure personality for a few reasons. First, past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior. Therefore, your reputation is the best way to predict how you will behave in the future. Secondly, reputation is easy to study—we simply ask other people to describe you. Lastly, a wealth of research exists that links reputation to occupational performance. Therefore, focusing on reputation, rather than identity, allows Hogan to predict job and leadership performance and potential.
Hogan relies on a suite of assessments to evaluate the whole person, including normal personality characteristics, career derailment risks, core value drivers, and cognitive style driven by a targeted mix of assessments. At LEXT, we work with our clients to determine the best fit assessments based on specific business needs.
The Leadership Circle 360
The Leadership Circle Profile is the only 360 instrument that measures the two primary leadership domains – Creative Competencies and Reactive Tendencies – and integrates this information so that key opportunities for leadership development immediately rise to the surface. Our Leadership Circle Profile assessment and debrief process is specifically tailored to every individual’s and/or leadership team’s development. The Leadership Circle is focused on elevating the conscious practice of leadership, because consciousness and competence arise together to establish high levels of effectiveness.
Well-researched competencies measuring how you achieve results, bring out the best in others, lead with vision, enhance your own development, act with integrity and courage, and improve organizational systems.
Leadership styles emphasizing caution over creating results, self-protection over productive engagement, and aggression over building alignment. These self-limiting styles over emphasize the focus on gaining the approval of others, protecting yourself, and getting results through high control tactics
A leader’s unique Operating System: Internal Assumptions (beliefs) that run behavior in both domains. This allows the manager to see how his/her inner world of thought translates into a productive or unproductive style of leadership. Ultimately, the Leadership Circle Profile increases the inner awareness that affects outward behavior.
Unlike most profiles that take hours to interpret, the Leadership Circle Profile integrates key information in a way that brings fundamental issues to the surface instantly. The data in the Leadership Circle Profile, reveals itself in seconds, enabling us as coaches to put leaders in touch with what is working, what is not, and why.
The Leadership Circle Culture Assessment
The Leadership Culture Survey™ delivers a powerful litmus test of your leadership culture. Used for your entire organization, or just a leadership team, the Leadership Culture Survey reveals valuable data. It tells you how your people view their current leadership culture and compares that reality to the optimal culture they desire. The “gap” between data on the current culture and the desired outcome instantly reveals key opportunities for leadership development. Furthermore, the Leadership Culture Survey measures how your leadership culture compares to that of other organizations.
The Culture Survey also taps into an ever-growing norm base that allows for our clients to be compared to the total norm base and/or to any industry group(s) that provide for valid comparisons.
We are certified and experienced in many other assessments including Myers Briggs, DISC and Predictive Index and can readily leverage the tools you are currently using.
Results: Assessment & Coaching
Conducted C-Suite leadership assessment, development and coaching within a private equity backed roll-up of three engineering firms, leading to retention of critical talent and a successful exit.
Newly promoted operations leader at a billion dollar, privately-held services company had come up through the ranks. Client used awareness gained through our 360 degree feedback and coaching process to develop his business acumen, leadership presence and strategic thinking skills. Built new team, resulting in improved client service while reducing annual costs by several million dollars.
Chief Revenue Officer of a large healthcare organization was viewed as a highly effective producer but not building leadership capability in the next level down. Worked with leader and her team, using assessments, feedback and coaching, resulting in immediate improvements in individual and team performance and improved bench strength.
Our vast, deep and uniquely diverse experience enables us to quickly key into what our clients need and execute accordingly.
Bias For Action and Speed.
We pride ourselves on our ability to FOCUS on the most impactful solutions at just the right pace for our clients and we DON’T over-engineer.
More than anything, our clients want us “in the room”, working with them to help them cultivate winning leadership and talent optimization strategies to achieve exceptional business results.